Maxine Waters Tells Democrats to 'Get Ready for Impeachment'
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is telling her fellow Democrats to "get ready" for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Speaking at the California Democratic Party’s annual convention in San Diego on Saturday, Waters said that she believes Special Counsel Robert Mueller is getting closer to discovering which Americans "were and are involved in collusion with the Russians."
“I say it is time to get ready for impeachment,” Waters said to raucous applause. “I cannot wait, and I’m counting on Special Counsel Mueller to connect the dots.”
“Democrats, I don’t care what the Republicans say. I say impeach 45!” Waters declared.
On "Fox & Friends," former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Waters' outspoken approach will not help the Democrats in the midterm elections.
He pointed out that many of the House seats that are up this year are in moderate districts, and this type of "wacky" and "wild" rhetoric could alienate voters.
"When you look at what the president has accomplished, when you look at his decisions, things are going very, very well," Priebus said. "Ultimately, that's what people in these moderate districts that are in play are going to judge these elections on."
He noted that Trump's approval rating is higher today than it was on Election Day in 2016 and argued that if it continues to trend in that direction, Republicans will do much better in the midterms than Waters and other Democrats might expect.
"Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have told people like Maxine Waters to cut it out with using the 'impeachment' word, but she's not listening," Priebus said. "Well, that's to the benefit, I think, of the Republican Party."
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